8 Reasons Roof System Core Cuts are Necessary

October 20, 2015

If you’ve ever been told that you need a core cut, you may have been stumped about why. Cutting into your roof is just the kind of thing you’ve been trying to avoid after all, so a core cut may seem crazy. It’s not, though.

A core cut, by definition, is when the layers are cut through and removed to examine a sample of the existing roof system. The objective (i.e. reason for the core cuts) will determine the quantity and their locations.

A core cut is necessary to:

Most often, core cuts are taken when the building owner or facility manager wants to have work performed on the roof. More information is needed by the roofing contractor before the project can be determined and scope of work planned. This can help develop an accurate estimate and prevent unexpected expenditures due to unforeseen conditions as the project progresses.